Best Days Out In Dorset
Poole Quay – Bonfire Night
Family entertainment with live music from 5pm. With street entertainers, hula hoop workshops, jugglers and fire performances throughout the night, there is definitely plenty to watch whilst waiting for the firework extravaganza which will bring the evening to a dramatic close at 8pm.
Bovington Garrison Host Bonfire Night
Fun for everyone! This year the bonfire display is held on The Tank Museum’s site and includes hot food/beverages and a mobile display of the latest British Army Armoured Vehicles. Children under 5 years go free.
Remembrance Sunday at the Tank Museum
The Tank Museum is hosting the official remembrance service on behalf of the Bovington Garrison. This service will be attended by serving soldiers, veterans and their families, but visitors are also very welcome to join in the service which commences at 10.50. Visitors are asked to assemble by 10.35.
Purbeck Produce Market – Swanage
If you like to know where your food has come from and want to support local producers then visit this market and meet the famers that produce the meat, the bakers that bake the bread and the gardeners that grow the veg. For a spot of shopping you can also ﬁnd local crafts people selling cards, gifts, jewellery and more.
Bournemouth Ice Rink
Visitors to Bournemouth can skate on real ice under the trees in the resort’s historic Lower Gardens. For an extra treat, the town centre businesses have also clubbed together to bring a giant snow globe to four locations across two weeks from 23 November – 6 December. Visitors will be able to climb in for a photograph which will be printed and available to take away the same day.
Upton Country Park Christmas Grotto
NO NEED TO BOOK – just turn up. Each child will visit Santa in his grotto and will receive a huge Christmas sack filled with over 25 gifts and activity items. The children will also be able to meet Santa’s real life reindeer. Each sack will include: a large Xmas sack to put your presents in; a beautifully wrapped quality present; a large bar of Upton Country Park chocolate; a large pot of chocolate reindeer droppings; a carton of Christmas fruit juice; a pot of magic bubbles and a free ticket to ride Elizabeth, the new Poole Park Railway train!
Durlton Country Park Christmas Stalls
Come and join in with the Christmas fun where there will be stalls selling everything you need for Christmas. There will also be tea, coffee and cakes for you to enjoy. After the fair, visit the square at 5:00pm for the grand switch on. The primary School Choir will also be performing Christmas songs.